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Seventh session of the Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies

16 - 17 October 2014

Salle XII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

[TOS ICP poster]

The substantive segment of the session will be on:
Smart Specialization - Strategies for Sustainable Development

Smart specialization is a – relatively new – approach to innovation policy and to economic development. It is a strategy in which governments design and deploy their policy instruments on the basis of market signals in order to leverage existing capabilities, assets and competences in the enterprise sector to promote innovation and to generate new comparative advantages.

The seminar will bring together leading policy makers, and representatives of civil society, the business community and academics.

Speaker
(as shown on the Programme)

Presentation

Session 1: Smart Specialization Strategies – Why, What and How?

Walter Deffaa, Director-General, DG Regio, European Commission

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Dominique Foray, Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland

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Charles Wessner, Georgetown University, former Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, National Academy of Sciences, United States

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Slavo Radosevic, University College London, United Kingdom

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Session 2: Smart Specialization and Economic Development – Filling the Policy Gaps

Philip McCann, University of Groningen, Netherlands

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Paolo Casalino, Head of Regione Puglia to Bruxelles, Puglia Region, Italy

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Hannes Leo, CEO, cbased, Austria
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Harald Gohm, Standortagentur Tirol, Austria

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Carmen Sillero Illanes, Head of Division for Strategy and Programmes, Agency for Innovation and Development, Andalucía Region, Spain

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Alexander Kobenko, Vice-premier, Samara region, Russian Federation

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Pavel Dvorak, Principal Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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Zhumatay Salimov, Deputy Chairman, National Agency for Technological Development, Kazakhstan

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Eli Anavi, Director, SME & Innovations Directorate, Ministry of Economics & Energy, Bulgaria

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Session 3: Smart Government for Smart Specialization - Building Capacity for Policy Design and Implementation

Kevin Morgan, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

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Beata Lubos, Head of Unit of Innovation Policy, Ministry of Economy, Poland

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Lena Tsipouri, University of Athens, Greece

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Session 4: Above and Beyond – Policy Coordination and Cooperation Across Regions

Ruslan Rakhmatullin, Smart Specialization Platform, Joint Research Center, European Commission

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Annalisa Primi, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

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José Carlos Caldeira, President, National Innovation Agency Portugal, and Vanguard Initiative

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Informational flyer about the event

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Agenda
ECE/CECI/ICP/2014/1

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Report of sixth session
ECE/CECI/ICP/2013/2

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TOS - ICP sixth session's page

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Report of seventh session
ECE/CECI/ICP/2014/2

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Innovation in the public sector
ECE/CECI/2014/3

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Good Practices and Policy Recommendations on Aligning Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policies
ECE/CECI/2014/9

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Options for creating working groups, task forces and editorial boards to facilitate the implementation of the work plan (Item 4 of the provisional agenda - Conference Room Paper 1)

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Innovation for Development at ESCWA

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Time

Agenda Item

Thursday, 16 October 2014

10:00 – 13:00

Item 1. Adoption of the agenda and election of officers

Item 2. Substantive segment “Smart Specialization – Strategies for Sustainable Development”

13:00 – 15:00

Lunch Break

15:00 – 18:00

Item 2. Substantive segment  “Smart Specialization – Strategies for Sustainable Development” (continued)

Friday, 17 October 2014

10:00 – 13:00

Item 2. Substantive segment  “Smart Specialization – Strategies for Sustainable Development” (continued)

13:00 – 15:00

Lunch Break

15:00 – 18:00

Item 3. Review of the work of the Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies since the sixth session

Item 4. Implementation plan for work to be undertaken in the remainder of 2014 and in 2015

Item 5. Other business

Item 6. Adoption of the Report of the Session

Time

Title of the session

Thursday, 16 October 2014

09:00 - 10:00

Registration (in front of the conference room)

10:00 - 10:15

Welcome address: Andrey Vasilyev, Deputy Executive Secretary, UNECE

10:15 - 13:00

Session 1: "Smart Specialization Strategies – Why, What and How?"

Moderator: Ivan Bortnik, Chairman, Association of Innovative Regions, Russian Federation

- Walter Deffaa, Director-General, DG Regio, European Commission
- Dominique Foray, Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland
- Charles Wessner, Georgetown University, former Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, National Academy of Sciences, United States
- Slavo Radosevic, University College London, United Kingdom

13:00 - 15:00

Lunch Break

15:00 - 18:00

Session 2: "Smart Specialization and Economic Development – Filling the Policy Gaps"

Moderator: Charles Wessner, Georgetown University, former Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, National Academy of Sciences, United States

- Philip McCann, University of Groningen, Netherlands
- Adriana Agrimi, Head of the Industrial Research and Innovation Department, Puglia Region, Italy
- Hannes Leo, CEO, cbased, and Harald Gohm, Standortagentur Tirol, Austria
- Carmen Sillero Illanes, Head of Division for Strategy and Programmes, Agency for Innovation and Development, Andalucía Region, Spain
- Alexander Kobenko, Vice-premier, Samara region, Russian Federation
- Pavel Dvorak, Principal Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
- Zhumatay Salimov, Deputy Chairman, National Agency for Technological Development, Kazakhstan
- Eli Anavi, Director, SME & Innovations Directorate, Ministry of Economics & Energy, Bulgaria

Friday, 17 October 2014

10:00 - 11:30

Session 3: "Smart Government for Smart Specialization – Building Capacity for Policy Design and Implementation"

Moderator: Hannes Leo, CEO, cbased, and Harald Gohm, Standortagentur Tirol, Austria

- Kevin Morgan, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
- Beata Lubos, Head of Unit of Innovation Policy, Ministry of Economy, Poland
- Lena Tsipouri, University of Athens, Greece
- Mario Cervantes, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

11:30 - 13:00

Session 4: "Above and Beyond – Policy Coordination and Cooperation Accross Regions"

Moderator: Zhumatay Salimov, Deputy Chairman, National Agency for Technological Development, Kazakhstan (tbc)

- Ruslan Rakhmatullin, Smart Specialization Platform, Joint Research Center, European Commission
- Annalisa Primi, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
- José Carlos Caldeira, Chair, Vanguard Initiative

Updated: 2/10/2014

Name and Biography

Title

Adriana Agrimi

Head of the Industrial Research and Innovation Department, Puglia Region, Italy

Eli Anavi

Director, SME & Innovations Directorate, Ministry of Economics & Energy, Bulgaria

Ivan Bortnik

Chairman, Association of Innovative Regions, Russian Federation

José Carlos Caldeira

Director, INESC, Portugal and Vanguard Initiative

Mario Cervantes

Principal Administrator, Science & Technology Policy Division, OECD

Walter Deffaa

Director General, DG Regional Policy, European Commission

Pavel Dvorak

Principal Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Dominique Foray

Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland

Carmen Sillero Illanes

Head of Division for Strategy and Programmes, Agency for Innovation and Development, Andalucía Region, Spain

Alexander Kobenko

Vice-premier, Samara region, Russian Federation

Hannes Leo

CEO, cbased, and Harald Gohm, Standortagentur Tirol, Austria

Beata Lubos

Head of Unit of Innovation Policy, Ministry of Economy, Poland

Philip McCann

University of Groningen, Netherlands

Kevin Morgan

University of Cardiff, United Kingdom

Annalisa Primi

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Slavo Radosevic

University College London, United Kingdom

Ruslan Rakhmatullin

S3 Platform Team, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Zhumatay Salimov

Deputy Chairman, National Agency for Technological Development, Kazakhstan

Lena Tsipouri

University of Athens, Greece

Charles Wessner

Georgetown University, former Director, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
U.S. National Academy of Sciences